Damian Lane Reaches Career Milestone

The Japanese Derby meeting in Tokyo provided a mix of elation and disappointment for Australian jockey Damian Lane.

DAMIAN LANE
DAMIAN LANE Picture: Racing and Sports

Lane reached a milestone when he rode his 1000th career winner at the feature meeting but it was tempered by his unplaced finish in the Derby on the hot favourite Saturnalia.

The previously unbeaten Saturnalia started a $1.55 favourite but could finish only fourth after a luckless passage.

Saturnalia bounded in the air at the start and settled well back in field before he was forced to come widest on the home turn.

He was left with too much ground to make up with the classic going to the 1501/1 outsider Roger Barows in a huge upset.

Roger Barows, ridden by Suguru Hamanka, showed plenty of courage to hold off Danon Kingly by a neck and give the champion sire Deep Impact the Derby  quinella. Roger Barows is the fifth son of Deep Impact to win the Japanese Derby.

Lane was compensated to some extent when he won the G2 Meguro Kinen on Look Twice in course record time for the 2400m to bring up his 1000th win.

Lane has another four weeks before he completes his two month riding stint in Japan.

3, with the 25 year-old already having tasted great success on the stint and hoping to again return at a similar time next year.


Racing and Sports



Tokyo

Sunday, 26th May 2019

11
15:40
(local)

TOKYO YUSHUN (JAPANESE DERBY) (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
JPY ¥416,110,000
2400m TURF FIRM
11
15:40
(local)
JPY ¥416,110,000
2400m FIRM

TOKYO YUSHUN (JAPANESE DERBY) (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. ROGER BAROWS (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - LITTLE BOOK (GB)
S HAMANAKA
KATSUHIKO SUMII
$93.10
57.0kg
Hirotsugu Inokuma
2nd 7. DANON KINGLY (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - MY GOODNESS (USA)
K TOSAKI
K HAGIWARA
$4.70
57.0kg
Danox Co. Ltd.
3rd 13. VELOX (JPN) 3yo C
JUST A WAY (JPN) - SELKIS (GER)
Y KAWADA
MITSUMASA NAKAUCHIDA
$4.30
57.0kg
Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co. Ltd.
4th 6. SATURNALIA (JPN) 3yo C
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - CESARIO (JPN)
DAMIAN LANE
KATSUHIKO SUMII
$1.60
57.0kg
5th 9. NISHINO DAISY (JPN) 3yo C
HARBINGER (GB) - NISHINO HINAGIKU (JPN)
M KATSUURA
N TAKAGI
$107.90
57.0kg
6th 10. COURAGEUX GUERRIER (JPN) 3yo C
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - JUMEAU (JPN)
KOSEI MIURA
Y IKEE
$66.20
57.0kg
7th 14. RUN FOR THE ROSES (JPN) 3yo C
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - LAST GROOVE (JPN)
Y FUKUNAGA
K FUJISAWA
$33.30
57.0kg
8th 11. RED GENIAL (JPN) 3yo C
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - RED AGATE (JPN)
MANABU SAKAI
Y TAKAHASHI
$92.90
57.0kg
9th 16. TAGANO DIAMANTE (JPN) 3yo C
ORFEVRE (JPN) - TAGANO REVENTON (JPN)
HIRONOBU TANABE
I SAMESHIMA
$265.10
57.0kg
10th 8. MEISHO TENGEN (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - MEISHO BELUGA (JPN)
YUTAKA TAKE
KANEO IKEZOE
$80.00
57.0kg
11th 5. MEINER SURPASS (JPN) 3yo C
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER (USA) - MEINE AKTIS (JPN)
YUJI TANNAI
N TAKAGI
$434.30
57.0kg
12th 3. EMERAL FIGHT (JPN) 3yo C
KUROFUNE (USA) - SETOUCHI SOLAR (JPN)
YUKITO ISHIKAWA
I AIZAWA
$131.70
57.0kg
13th 17. NAIMAMA (JPN) 3yo C
DANON BALLADE (JPN) - NISHINO MADOKA (JPN)
DAICHI SHIBATA
YOSHINORI MUTO
$420.10
57.0kg
14th 2. WIND (JPN) 3yo C
MATSURIDA GOGH (JPN) - SMARTY COZZENE (USA)
TOMOAKI TAKENOSHITA
TERUHIKO CHIDA
$317.90
57.0kg
15th 15. LION LION (JPN) 3yo C
RULERSHIP (JPN) - AGEHIBARI (JPN)
TAKESHI YOKOYAMA
MIKIO MATSUNAGA
$53.20
57.0kg
16th 18. SCHWARZ RIESE (JPN) 3yo C
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - SOBERANIA (GER)
SHU ISHIBASHI
N HORI
$77.30
57.0kg
17th 4. SATONO LUX (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - LISTEN (IRE)
K IKEZOE
Y IKEE
$67.70
57.0kg
18th 12. ADMIRE JUSTA (JPN) 3yo C
JUST A WAY (JPN) - ADMIRE TERESA (JPN)
M DEMURO
N SUGAI
$25.90
57.0kg